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Dan Duquette has a plan. It is not the plan that many wanted. Prince Fielder is not part of that plan, neither is trading Adam Jones or Jeremy Guthrie. No, but Duquette has a plan.
And it is very risky.
Looking at the moves Duquette has made this offseason I think it is pretty clear, he still believes in the talent that is on this roster. I made this comment at fanfest: "If Brian Matusz [et al] played at the level we expected them to play, then MacPhail would still be here..."; etc etc. I only now realize how true those words are, because I think the O's GM feels the same way.
Duquette has spent all offseason augmenting a bench, flooding the minor leagues and plumbing the depths of South Korea and even New Zealand for fresh talent. The biggest acquisition so far, the Taiwanese starter Chen Wei-Yin, is seen by many to be little more than a middle of the rotation starter. Duquette obviously believes that the Orioles true elite pitcher is currently on the roster in the...
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The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder in order to fill the gap left by an injured Victor Martinez, and the team is getting a lot more than it bargained for in some ways.
If you think Prince Fielder signing with his father's team last month is going to help continue to bridge the gap between son and 1990s Tigers star Cecil Fielder, think again. Dismissing talk of an "improving" relationship with his son, Cecil Fielder told the St.
The contracts that baseball players sign are some of the longest contracts in business — not just sports. When handing out nine- or ten-year deals, projecting salary inflation is critical, and yet getting an accurate forecast is nearly impossible.
Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols signed huge deals this offseason, which pays the sluggers into 2020 and 2021, respectively. The rate...
On this episode of Call to the Bullpen, Corey and I are back from vacation with our best episode yet:
We talk about:
the Prince Fielder and Edwin Jackson signings
Argue over whether the Patriots and Giants will combine for more points Sunday than the Astros will win games in 2012.
We share our feelings about the unnecessary amount of coverage of Josh Hamilton’s “relapse”...
The next financial efficiency report will feature the AL Central Champions, Detroit Tigers. A team that quickly forgot about their losing ways in the beginning of the 21st century.
They have an outstanding offense, now even more improved with the addition of Prince Fielder, and the most dominant starting pitcher in the Majors in 2011, Justin Verlander.
In 2011, the Tigers won 96...
Now I’m not one to be contrarian but please forgive me for not jumping up and down for joy about Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder going to the American League. That’s not what I want. I don’t want to back into the playoffs. I don’t want to back into a division title. Sure I will [...]
Fans had been waiting patiently for the last chip to fall. All of the big free agents had signed (Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, C.J. Wilson, etc.) except for one. That one was Edwin Jackson, and he signed with the Washington Nationals yesterday for one year worth somewhere around $10 million. At first glance, this looks like a pretty good deal for the Nats.
First, let’s take...
Zach Britton (credits below) Nothing seems to change in O-Town each year we discuss the starting pitching rotation. Good young talent filled with question marks and mediocrity is the norm in Baltimore. This year Jeremy Guthrie will lead the pack as the team's ace but how things shape up behind him still remains to be seen. I honestly can not find a pitcher in this rotation worth...
Barring a last minute change, the Orioles are expected to go to arbitration hearings with starter Jeremy Guthrie and swingman Brad Bergesen -- which would be the first time the club has met with the three-person, independent panel since before the 2006 season.